Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties

Tired of searching for suitable Specific Learning Difficulties and dyslexia courses? Distance learning makes this qualification accessible to everyone. By completing this qualification, you will gain knowledge of several different Specific Learning Difficulties, how they are diagnosed and how individuals can be supported. You will develop an understanding of the positive aspects and strengths or individuals with Specific Learning Difficulties in addition to exploring the barriers they may face.


Unit 1: Understand Specific Learning Difficulties

In this unit you will gain an understanding of what is meant by the term ‘Specific Learning Difficulty’. You will research the characteristics of different difficulties and co-occurring conditions. You will also gain an understanding of common misconceptions and how the difficulty is a lifelong condition.

Unit 2: Understand the effects of Specific Learning Difficulties

Throughout this unit you will gain an understanding of how Specific Learning Difficulties affect an individual’s life and those of others around them. You will gain an understanding of how the attitudes of others can impact the individuals and on completion of the unit will be able to identify the strengths and barriers an individual may experience.

Unit 3: Understand the diagnosis of Specific Learning Difficulties

In this unit you will gain an understanding of the importance of gaining an early diagnosis and the impact of delayed or non-diagnosis. You will also investigate the diagnosis process and the professionals involved.

Unit 4: Understanding supporting individuals with Specific Learning Difficulties

This unit will explain how to support an individual with a Specific Learning Difficulty in a variety of settings. You will gain an understanding of different coping strategies and assistive technology that can be used as support.

Unit 5: Understand the context of Specific Learning Difficulties

Within this unit you will gain an understanding of how attitudes, legislation and services have evolved over time to support individuals with Specific Learning Difficulties.

The benefits of this course include:

  • Learn from your own home, in your own time
  • Achieve a nationally recognised level 2 qualification
  • Access to award-winning learning and assessment materials
  • Subject specialist support from a Tutor and access to a Learner Support Advisor for everyday queries
  • Funding available – speak to one of our team for more information and to see if you are eligible.
  • This qualification could assist you in gaining the following employment opportunities and potential salaries:

    Occupational Therapist – up to £26,390

    Higher Level Teaching Assistant – up to £25,000

    Teaching Assistant – up to £17,617

    Key Information

    Course Length 12 weeks
    Awarding Body TQUK
    Course Level Level 2
    Funding Fully Funded
    Learning Method(s)

    Paper based
    learning materials and
    paper based assessment

    Paper based
    learning materials
    with online assessment